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Treats for the Neighbors: Holiday Bark Recipe

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This easy White Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe is made with white candy coating (white chocolate bark) and a festive fruit and nut blend. It’s a quick and easy Holiday Bark Recipe, that once packaged in a festive box or tray, makes a perfect coworker or neighbor holiday gift!

white chocolate holiday bark recipe

Easy White Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe

One of my favorite sweet treats is Almond bark.  You can use it in so many different ways, I always keep it on hand since it stores so well.

As I was grocery shopping last week, I stumbled across a package of mixed nuts with cranberries and raisins.

The color combination was so pretty with the red cranberries and green tinted pumpkin seeds and pistachios that I had to put a package in my cart. After a trip down the baking aisle, I knew exactly what I would make with it…

Holiday Bark!

White Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe

white chocolate holiday bark recipe

What is Almond Bark anyway?

Almond bark is a chocolate-like confection made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter and with coloring and flavors added.

Almond Bark can be bought in blocks, or round discs (the round disks are often packaged as “candy coating” and comes in so many flavors and color varieties) either online or in your grocery store baking section.

Why Use Almond Bark Instead of Chocolate

The reason you might wish to use Chocolate Almond bark over a regular bar or baking chocolate is because the almond bark melts like a dream, requires no tempering and tastes so yummy.  (I say it “melts like a dream”, but if you are melting it in the microwave, you still need to keep an eye on it and stir every 15 to 30 seconds to avoid burning.)

If you have never used White Chocolate Almond Bark, it looks like this (sometimes the package says white almond bark other times it is called white bark or candy coating:)

how to make white chocolate holiday bark

Making candy bark is so easy and is one of my favorite holiday treats to give to our neighbors and coworkers.

white chocolate holiday bark

 

How to Make Holiday Bark

To make this Holiday Bark Candy, it really only takes a few minutes and TWO ingredients!

The basic ingredients you need to make this holiday treat is either Chocolate Bark or White Chocolate Almond Bark, (your preference) plus whatever mix-ins you like.

Simply spread you mix-ins over the bottom of a baking sheet, melt your bark and spread over the pan. Once cooled, you can break up the bark into pieces.

What Mix-ins Can I Add to Bark Candy?

 

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This easy white chocolate holiday bark is made with white candy coating and a festive fruit and nut blend. Quick and easy for a holiday treat! (and perfect for gift giving)

 

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white chocolate holiday bark recipe

White Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe


Description

This easy white chocolate holiday bark is made with white candy coating and a festive fruit and nut blend. Quick and easy for a holiday treat! (and perfect for gift giving.)


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Package of White Candy Coating (use as much as you want, the whole package makes quite a bit)
  • +/- 3 cups of your mixings (chopped nuts, dried fruit, candy, broken pretzels.)
  • wax paper

Instructions

  1. Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Spread half of your mixings over the wax paper. Place candy coating in a microwave container and melt according to the directions on the package.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate over the mixings on the cookie sheet, spreading with spatula if needed to coat as evenly as possible. Sprinkle remaining mixings over the candy while it is still wet. (Try to press the mixings in just a bit so they will stick once the candy hardens. Let the candy sit for 20 to 30 minutes to harden.
  3. Gently break bark into small pieces.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

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22 Comments

  1. Can I use parchment paper instead of wax paper

  2. I used the bag of dried cranberries and candy pecans I found at Walmart. It actually said salad topper, but it turned out deliciously!

  3. How long does this bark last? (If I can keep it hidden)

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Stored in an airtight container in the fridge the white chocolate bark recipe will stay good for 2-3 weeks. If you decide to leave the chocolate bark out at room temperature it will last for about 5 days.

  4. Easy and quick and taste great,, I added peanuts and walnuts plus dried blueberries and mini M & M

  5. Looks so amazing🤩🤩🤩 Can this recipe be done in the crockpot?

  6. Everybody loved this one!

  7. so yummy!

  8. Mrs. Cleaver says:

    Can you use white chocolate chips?

    1. according to eHow, you can:

      White chocolate candy chips, also known as white chocolate candy melts, are similar to almond bark in taste, texture and composition. While they does not have the brand name of almond bark, the chips can be used similarly, as they also melt easily and harden to produce a smooth coating.

      Substitute the chips for the bark in a 1:1 ratio, so a 1/2-cup of chips would be the equivalent of a 1/2-cup of almond bark.

  9. Oh, yum!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  10. Jocie@TheBetterHalf says:

    Hey Jamie – This looks so amazing and pretty too!

    Thanks so much for joining with us in supporting Sandy Hook through our special link party. You were FEATURED at OPC The Better Half out of 840 links! Hope you'll come back today to see the other features and link up some more cool projects. Happy Friday!

  11. Hi Jamie, I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at your treats! I'll be featuring them tonight at A Crafty Soiree, which I cohost with Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot. Thanks so much for linking up! Malia

  12. Dear Emmeline says:

    this looks so delicious! i need some! I'd love for you to share them at my link party if you have a chance.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Wish I was one of your neighbors, I would love some of this awesome bark. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    WOW! Must pin! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party!

  15. Carolina HeartStrings says:

    What a great gift! Looks delicious. Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveway from a very talented Southern writer.

  16. Stephanie Carlson says:

    This Holiday Bark is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to try this – thank you for sharing!

  17. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says:

    I love making different kinds of barks for family and friends! It's so versatile and tastes so good! 🙂